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Dec 10, 2013 11:00am PST
world leaders, including president obama, and tens of thousands of south africans gathered at a soccer stadium in johannesburg. we have now more now from the township. ♪ >> reporter: the massive memorial service for nelson monday della has come to an end. tens of thousands of people in the largest football stadium on the african continent wasn't completely filled. the rain may have kept people away. rain is thought to be a blessing, angel's weeping. there are now more celebrations continuing throughout the country. it's also a period of reflection. president obama said this is a time to think about the legacy that nelson mandela has left and to look at ourselves and see if we are living up to that legacy. >> nelson mandela reminds us that it always seems impossible until it is done. south africa shows that is true. south africa shows we can change. >> interestingly, he also admonished a number of world leaders who were there saying that many people are embracing mandela's legacy of freedom and democracy, but not practicing that same thing in a practical matter in their own cou
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
state. >>> president obama and first lady michelle are on their way to south africa to attend nelson mandela's memorial service. mean tile, tributes to the anti-apartheid icon continue to pour in. nbc's ron allen has more. >> reporter: the celebration of the life of nelson mandela continues now for yet another day. >> i'm very proud to be a south african. >> reporter: all this in anticipation of a huge event tomorrow, the memorial service at the main soccer stadium here. it seats 80,000 to 100,000 people. there will be world leaders from across the globe, dozens of them, including president obama, former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. for the past few days, there's been an outpouring of emotion. it's mostly been celebration also mixed with grief and mourning. but most people here are trying to focus on the positive and focus on the legacy of nelson mandela. >> i decided to come and pay respects for actually teaching me to look beyond color, to learn how to forgive. >> that is what nelson mandela was and is, actually, still. bringing people together despite their differences. >
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